WHO IS MAINSTREET GROWTH LLC?
WHO IS MAINSTREET GROWTH LLC?
The story behind our story. Community involvement and a business development career lead to a great new company.
Since it’s inception, over eight years ago, Joe Archacki, President and CEO of Mainstreet Growth LLC has been the chairman of the Avon Lake, Ohio Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) advising the mayor and council on business opportunities and tax incentives.
The EDAB has attracted new businesses and generated business growth with tax incentives and by being easy to do business with. (Avon Lake has great services) We lead the charge and assisted in the creation of a new website for Economic or Business Development to assist any new business in making a decision to move their business. (Over 90% of businesses look on the web first).
In 2009 we scripted and took part in a DVD “Avon Lake Your Business Partner” to be sent to prospects looking to move to Avon Lake. In late 2009 and early 2010, Avon Lake lost a few small businesses and unlike in the past, the store fronts remained empty. It was then that the EDAB decided to look at how we could assist small business in remaining viable as well as growing.
In April, 2010 I was retired (early) and with Mayor KC Zuber’s approval decided to implement some of the ideas the EDAB had discussed.
From that came: The Avon Lake Strategic plan 2010 with three parts
1. Business Retention and Growth – Assisting existing business
2. Business Start-ups - Encouraging entrepreneurship
3. Business Expansion – Attracting new business to Avon Lake
To provide retention and growth, we started monthly small business growth workshops hosted by the City of Avon Lake. We provided guidance and promoted working together for a number of the businesses in Avon Lake. In addition, we partnered with COSE to provide a Health Care reform seminar.
To provide Entrepreneurship opportunities I worked with our local library and brought SCORE a part of the SBA to Avon Lake to provide their new QuickSTART how to start a business program for 5 consecutive weeks. We graduated our first group of soon-to-be-entrepreneurs at the end of October 2010.
To assist with business expansion, I work with TEAM Lorain County and the Ohio Development of Development.
Networking to build our brand.-
Reaching out to our local businesses, joining and attending the International Economic Development Council annual meeting September 2010. Joining and attending the Ohio Economic Development Association annual meeting October 2010. Attending the 2010 COSE Small Business Conference.
Avon Lake, Ohio is a business friendly community with a great quality of life on the shores of Lake Erie west of Cleveland, Ohio.
Population - 24,300
Median Age – 38.4
Median Income - $ 77,404.
Median house value - $ 225,150
BIO: Joe Archacki
Recently retired Sales and Marketing executive with PPG Industries (a global fortune 200 company) Industrial Group. He has over 20 years experience in the development of new business. He has created market plans and strategies that identified new markets and market adjacencies, created major new value added sales methods and sold programs of products and services to large and small industrial customers.
Before PPG, Joe was the
Sales Manager for a small Cleveland start up service company that he took to number one in a year. He also has previous experience as market development for a small import export trading company start up.
International Economic Development Council
Ohio Economic Development Association
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
Mainstreet Growth LLC Avon Lake, Ohio 440.387.3866